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Darren Westlake and Luke Lang of Crowdcube

Crowdcube breaks crowdfunding world record by raising £1.2m in 16 minutes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 1:00 pm

It took just 16 minutes for crowdfunding start-up Crowdcube to close a £1.2m funding round yesterday.

Mysterious plane

Video: Could these mysterious planes that circled London be listening to our phonecalls?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:48 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Police are being urged to reveal details of two planes that circled parts of London and Essex for more than two hours yesterday.

Cameron and Boris tennis match

Cameron urged to return £160k tennis match donation from Russian ex-minister's wife

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:38 pm

The Tory party received a whopping £160,000 donation for a Tennis match played by David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

Sad George Osborne

Did you know the country’s debt just hit a new high of £1.3 trillion?Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25 am| By Robyn Vinter

National borrowing is actually going up, with the UK in more debt than ever before and borrowing more than last year.

David Ward tweet

Lib Dem MP under fire for tweeting "I would fire rockets at Israel"

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17 am

Liberal Democrat MP David Ward is in hot water for sending out controversial tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Apple sign, Covent Garden

Weaker iPad sales do little to dent Apple’s profits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 9:01 am| By Robyn Vinter

Apple’s profits are up 12%, despite a slump in iPad sales.

Amazon warehouse

Amazon turns 20: five reasons it will take over the worldVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:50 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Today is Amazon’s 20th birthday. If it was a person, it would now be old enough to drink in Iceland and Japan, and vote in Bahrain and Taiwan.


iPhone 6 September launch: Apple expects to sell record 80 million handsets

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:10 pm| By Shruti Tripathi

Talk about timing. Apple is due to report third quarter results later today and rumours that it the tech giant has placed record orders for the new iPhone have started doing rounds.

Tony Blair

How Tony Blair got so rich: a £25m property empire, and more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:33 am

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, time and again, has said he doesn’t want to be a “billionaire with a yacht” and that he doesn’t identify with the super-rich.

Houses for sale

These figures show how young people are being priced out of the housing marketVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:12 am| By Robyn Vinter

The number of young people buying houses in the UK fell to a record low of 3% of sales in June.Video:

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Royal Mail postbox

Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall as competition heats up

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is likely to have a tough week as the postal service is set to have its first annual general meeting after the privatisation on Thursday.

Houses of Parliament

Police carry out controlled explosion of suspect package outside Parliament

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Police have carried out a controlled explosion of a suspect package outside the Houses of Parliament.

Union flag at city hall

UK growth set to beat the rest of the G7Video

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The UK is set to see the best GDP growth in the G7 this year.

Tesco plastic bag

Three big mistakes Tesco made in the run up to its profit warning today

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced he would be stepping down amid the supermarket giant’s profit warning. We take a look at its three biggest mistakes leading up to this point (with the help of some analysts).1. It forgot we care about prices and the shopping experience

carlos slim

The world’s second-richest person thinks we should work three-day weeks

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s a little hard to believe that the man who has amassed a $72bn fortune – making him the second-richest person in the world, after Bill Gates – would ever work only three days a week.

Gaza protest London

Pictures: Thousands gathered in London at the weekend calling for an end to strikes on GazaVideo

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Protesters gathered in London this weekend calling on the British government to help support those living in Gaza and help end Israeli strikes on the area.

Philip Clarke

Tesco boss Philip Clarke to step down amid profit warning

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has agreed to step down as the retailer issued a profit warning today.

MH17 crash

MH17 crash: Who and what caused it? Experts’ insights into the crisisVideo

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Though nothing is yet confirmed, suspicions are being voiced

Lightning July 2014 London

Amazing pictures: London’s spectacular lightning stormsVideo

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Did you wake up in the middle of the night last night to flashing light and loud crashing?

MH17 crash

MH17 crash: How world leaders & UK leaders have reacted

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

US President Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton on the MH17 crash, talking to Charlie Rose

MH17 crash: Hillary Clinton says it “probably had to be” Russian insurgentsVideo

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Hillary Clinton, being interviewed by US broadcaster Charlie Rose yesterday in the US (full video below), has suggested that the MH17 crash “probably had to be” Russian insurgents.

Rupert Murdoch

Murdoch’s big bid: The numbers you need to know

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

Rupert Murdoch, eh? You just can’t stop the man.

Stirling Shard

The Shard makes the shortlist, but what are the greatest new buildings in the UK?

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

All Londoners have an opinion on the Shard. The 87-storey Qatari owned skyscraper on the Southbank has become a dominating aspect of the London Skyline, and is now among several British buildings in contention for a major architecture prize.

Newspapers: Raconteur Media gets funding

Heatwave predicted: British newspapers react in style

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

A rite of passage for any newspaper journalist is nailing the “hot weather” story. The “phwoar, what a scorcher!” tests a hack’s creativity and ingenuity – because essentially, it’s a weather forecast. Every synonym for “hot” is dragged kicking and screaming out of the thesaurus and punched repeatedly into Microsoft Word, until the story starts to look interesting.

Cameron and Putin holding hands

Clegg: “Tories are with Putin” - as UK gets closer to steamrolling EU human rights laws

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Harry Cockburn

Could David Cameron’s new cabinet provide the perfect opportunity for the government to re-engineer Britain’s human rights laws?

David Cameron

“You’re fired! But here’s a knighthood” – Cameron accused of abusing honours system

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

The prime minister is facing a mushrooming “honours for rejects” scandal as allegations emerge that he’s offering knighthoods to some of the ministers he’s just booted out of the cabinet.

Funding Circle

London’s Funding Circle raises $65m – and it’s only 4 years old

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Sophie Hobson

It’s another feather in the hat for London’s fintech (financial technology) community today as superstar Funding Circle announces that it has raised a colossal $65m in its series D funding round.

Andrew Mitchell

“Plebgate” MP Andrew Mitchell invested in tax avoidance scheme

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell invested in a tax avoidance scheme, BBC Newsnight has revealed.